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What could be better than an all-new Kinect? Well, how about a next-generation model that's actually bundled with the Xbox One. The Kinect 2 builds upon its predecessor by adding more sensitivity (three times as sensitive), a 60-degree-larger field of view, IR sensing (works in pitch black room), and both 2D / 3D cameras. Continue reading for a video demonstration.

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Finally, after months of speculation, concept drawings, and strange names, Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One. It's powered by an 8-core x86-based CPU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB internal storage, a Blu-ray drive and boasts USB 3.0 connectivity. The all-new Kinect sensor comes equipped with a 1080p HD RGB camera and a 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor. Product page. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Microsoft is set to unveil Xbox Next at their press event later today. Gamers just might see Microsoft's incredible IllumiRoom technology integrated into this next-generation console. You can also expect to hear about the new Call of Duty and Fifa games, along with an all-new Xbox Live service. Continue reading for a video demonstration of Illumiroom.

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No, Microsoft's next-generation game console won't be the 720 or Durango, but rather the Xbox Infinity. The official announcement is expected to be at the company's May 21 press conference. Rumored specs include: an 8-core AMD x64 1.6-GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Continue reading for a video.

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Sure, these wooden sculptures aren't functional, but they're most certainly conversation pieces. They range from the Xbox / NES (above) to life-sized humans and Despicable Me Minions. However, making one of these things functional shouldn't be too hard either. Continue reading to see more.

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A leaked Microsoft Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango) document states that the new console will feature always-on DRM and mandatory hard drive game installs. According to ExtremeTech: "If this system ends up being confirmed, then that means optical discs would most likely just serve as a software backup for the person who installed and activated the game, just in case something happens to the data on the HDD." Continue reading for one more picture and additional information.

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Here's a first look at an actual next-generation Xbox concept image, which is set to debut at E3 next year. According to Xbox World, it will be named just "Xbox," and boast a quad-core processor, along with 8GB of RAM - rumor has it that the PlayStation 4 will have 16GB. Continue reading for more pictures of another concept and additional information.

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Kinect is a great way to get some exercise or just pass time with friends / family, but motion-controlled gaming isn't entertaining for everyone, especially if you're on the receiving end of a body blow. Continue reading to see five real Xbox Kinect FAILS captured on video.

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Buying an Xbox knockoff that actually looks like the actual system is one thing, accidentally purchasing this memory card-looking device is another. Unfortunately, that's just one of the many knockoffs gone wrong. Click here to see more. Continue reading for a video review of the Generation Nex.

[via UnrealityMag]

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If nothing else, this cool wooden Xbox console is sheer eye candy, and it even comes complete with a detailed controller. When sculptor Ben Winfield isn't carving wooden masterpieces, he can be found gaming. Click here for more pictures.

[via Technabob - Arteechoke]

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